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Sastre makes big statement, but all Tour roads lead to final time trial

Updated: July 23, 2008, 6:00 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

For years, Carlos Sastre has been on the outside looking in at the Tour de France.

He's had five top-10 finishes in the Tour since 2002, the best being his third-place finish in 2006 (he finished fourth, but was bumped up to third after Floyd Landis was stripped of his Tour win). He's been one of the most consistent riders over that time. He has said for years that he is the leader of Team CSC-Saxo Bank, that he is able to win the Tour de France.

With his Stage 17 win ...

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